Saturday, April 27, 2013

Media Reform Summit: Good Grief – Who’s Going to Cover LA News Now?

Have you been following the news about the news lately?

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Across this country, the independent, locally-owned journalism we rely on to keep watch on government and big business is under assault. The explosive growth of the Internet, combined with a slowing economy, has sent circulation and viewership numbers into a nosedive and led to massive layoffs of experienced journalists. Big stories are going unreported; some papers have stopped publishing and others are cutting back on home delivery.

Here in Los Angeles, there are reports that the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch, or maybe even Eli Broad or Austin Beutner could buy the financially-ailing Los Angeles Times. Would any of them improve its news coverage or community service? And what would it mean to the city if the paper continues to decline or disappears?

Join us in exploring these issues on Saturday at our 6th Annual LA Media Reform Summit: Good Grief – Who’s Going to Cover LA News Now?

RSVP: http://www.commoncause.org/ca/mediasummit2013

We'll hear from: former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps; Media Matters Vice President Angelo Carusone; former LA Times reporter Tim Rutten; LA Progressive Co-Founder Sharon Kyle; KCETLink Web Editor Brian Frank, and more!

See the full agenda here: http://lamediareform.org/6thsummitagenda

FILM SCREENING: In conjunction with our friends at MoveOn.org, we're hosting a screening of "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State" a new film by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation. The showing begins at 7:30 p.m. in Mosher 1.

RSVP: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id 7941